Monthly Archives: April 2010

Journalism students and work experience: getting the most out of a newsroom

Journalist Patrick Smith tweeted some sensible advice for student journos preparing for the world of  work experience this week:  He followed it up by urging workies not to be scared of suggesting ideas; now, Patrick is a kindly sort and … Continue reading

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TV land v Real World: What happens when a newsdesk gets a bomb call?

TV Land is great. Just about every time you see a newspaper reporter on television they are incompetent or unscrupulous and – of course – the libel and Contempt of Court Act is something that doesn’t exist in UK Soapland. … Continue reading

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Dear iPad, please save us…

My Reader is crammed with iPad articles at the moment. More than I can shake a stick at, let alone read, no matter what format you offer them to me. As we all know, the iPad will save all newspapers … Continue reading

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Journalist or blogger? Both, please.

The above is taken from; I screengrabbed it as I particularly like the ‘interchange’ reference in no.2. I think it’s something that newsrooms can lose sight of from time to time. How does a journalist come to accept and … Continue reading

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